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Can I ask you for $1?

We're 9 days into our 30 day campaign, and we've raised $537. That's fantastic! The idea of Orain, our message, our purpose - it means something. The belief that there can be a community led, a community ran, and a community funded website that's not ad-driven or profit based works.

Our community has believed in us from the beginning, and I firmly believe that our community will stand by us and continue to support us. It's okay if we don't reach our $5,000 goal. $5,000 was a best case scenario. $1,000 enables us to stay online another year. It enables us to keep looking at alternatives and other ways to stay online and cut costs. $500 halves that time and shortens our research ability. 11% of our goal is better than 0% of our goal.

I've made a pledge from the beginning. I've vowed to never force ads on this community for the purpose of keeping Orain alive. Ads are what separate us from the other farms we compete with. I will give my personal funds before I enable ads by force. Ads are a nuisance that you should have a voice in. We've toyed with and are developing the idea of individual wikis who want ads within their community. Some people can't donate a dollar, and that's okay. That's their way of giving and I'm down for that.

To the backers who have helped so far, Thank you!

If you haven't had a chance to donate so far, please please do. Your $1 will help make a difference in the WikiFarm world. You can help us stay online, free, and ad free.

If you have a little more than a dollar and want an Orain t-shirt, we've got those. We've also got hoodies, coffee cups, and blankets. Most of these things will have to be purchased in bulk so there's likely going to be an online store for the leftover donation drive items once the campaign is over.

As always, I want to hear from you. If you have ideas to help our Indiegogo campaign please send them to me or email me.

I apologize for spamming you like this, but I love Orain, I believe in Orain, and I want to fight to keep it alive. If you no longer want to receive urgent messages like these, please send me an email and I'll ensure that you're not bothered further.

With love,
Dustin "Dusti" Muniz
07:12, 14 January 2015 (GMT)

Previous page history was archived for backup purposes at User talk:Goo Monster/LQT Archive 1 on 2016-05-31.

Droit du seigneur

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

I see you've edited Droit du seigneurr to remove the comments in the description saying that there's no historical evidence for the practice. I assume that this means you have some historical evidence; would you be willing to cite it, please?

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

I read from a second hand, non-scholarly source (so not great), that in 19th century russia there were court cases that said it was done illegally. And seldom in russia was abolished in the mid 19th century. Although whether Russia is part of europe or asia might be a bit ambiguous. https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/5957/did-droit-du-seigneur-actually-exist-in-medieval-europe seems to cite a scholarly source that simultaneously states that there isn't historical evidence and a case where it was explicitly in written law, although that written law also mentioned that people could pay 30 pennies to be exempted (which to me, and presumably the author of the scholarly source, seems more like an imposing way of charging people 30 pennies to get married than regular right of first night).

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, so thinking about it more, maybe we should put "there is no compelling evidence it happened historically".

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

That's probably a good idea. May I leave it in your hands to get the wording right and add the note to the page, please?

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

"add the note to the page, please?" Do you mean use the link I provided as a footnote or what?

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Sorry, I meant "write the sentence and add it to the page".

Where did File:Salem.png come from?

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Hello! I see you're the person who uploaded File:Salem.png about four years ago. I'd like to use that image on a different wiki, but I need to know where the file came from. Do you remember where you got this from?

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)
Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Thanks.

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

NP

While on the topic of page images...

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Looney Toons (talkcontribs)
Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

I uploaded the .jpg version first and then was unsatisfied with the quality, so I invested time in finding a better version of the picture. It's fine to delete the .jpg

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

I'll do so, then. Thanks.

If you're going to replace an existing page image...

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

... please put the old image onto the trope's Image Links subpage.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Thanks.

You've created a lot of recap pages for RWBY episodes...

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Could I trouble you to add recaps to these recap pages, please? You've only listed tropes in the pages that you created ... which is all of the existing RWBY recap pages so far other than the trailer recap pages.

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

I'd rather not. Going forward, I'm perfectly willing to not make recap pages if I'm supposed to include descriptions for them.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

The whole point to the Recaps is the recaps.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Exactly. Recap pages with recaps but no examples are far more preferable than recap pages with examples but no recaps.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

There still aren't any recaps on those Recap pages. They'll be deleted on Tuesday if recaps aren't added.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

I just got an out-of-band complaint: "Right now, Goo Monster is adding one-sentence summaries and deleting the Needs Recap template to recap pages he created, but this is not enough for a recap page."

I've gone back and reverted the edits where you only added one or two sentences. I know Wikipedia allows such short descriptions, but they aren't interested in tropes. Also, some of the tropes that you had put on the pages earlier mentioned scenes that weren't in the short descriptions that you added, so it was obvious that what you had added weren't actual recaps.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Please don't forget to pick a license when you upload images. "Fair Use" is always safe.

Thanks!

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Especially in cases such as File:Canon vs fanon clownpiece.png - you said that it's "Used with permission", but you didn't say what the permission terms are and the link you provided doesn't say either. Which license are we using that image under: something casual that you received by email, something formal like the LGPL or a CC license, or something else?

We need to know these things, so that we don't have lawyers coming after us.

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

If I say "Used with permission" then I either made a mistake and didn't notice, or I got permission. With the image you mentioned, I got permission via Deviant Art PM.

Me: "Can I use this image for a wiki?"

Reply: "Sure"

The permission I've received has always been like that, but might come with conditions that I haven't bothered (but probably should have) to specify, e.g. link to the creator or maybe I only asked to use it for a specific page and thus perhaps usage other than that requires new & broader permission.


There is a fuzzy case with File:Hand Maiden.jpg , so I'll bring that up in that file's talk section.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Thanks.

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

No problem.

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

Sometimes I assume I have permission if the creator says something that strongly indicates he/she is fine with people can distributing his/her work as they please (without approaching for permission first). For example:

Feel free to repost my art this is the internet, I'm not a cop
—Deculture
Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Yeah, that's good. We just need to have a copy of that here, is all.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

I just saw you added this to your trope idea list. Would this be the same idea as Gale Force Sound, or something different?

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

I'll delete it from the list

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

I just read your page for the first time, and I noticed that you have a lot of "trope proposals" still listed that have actually been launched. Just so you know...

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Unless absolutely required, could you please use JPG format instead of PNG. I ask because PNG images tend to be larger and can increase page loads. It's not a hard rule of ATT, just a request from me.

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

K

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Uh, footnote. Only use JPG if it would be smaller than the PNG.

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

The way I choose (quite recently, after I responded to this thread the first time infact) to convert files is using Preview to save a new version of a different format. I choose the highest quality JPG, which resulted in the new version having a larger file size than the old version. I did keep a copy of the old version though. Do you prefer I convert them a different way? If so, how?

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

To keep page loads down, I prefer the smallest picture that doesn't sacrifice any noticeable quality, so unless the quality loss is noticeable (in thumbnail view), please use the smaller image.

Hope I don't seem too nitpicky on this, but even though we aren't 504ing very much these days, we still can get some very slow page loads, and I'd rather no timeouts occur if we can avoid them.

Found and resolved the filter issues

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Arcane (talkcontribs)

You should be able to post now.